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Canning Boulevard improvement project heading toward the home stretch – News – The Herald News, Fall River, MA

FALL RIVER – Hang tight, all you drivers heading north on William S. Canning Boulevard en route to SouthCoast Marketplace.

It won’t be long before your final approach to the popular shopping center in the city’s far South End becomes easier and safer.

Preliminary work is now underway to construct a slip ramp, also known in the parlance of road construction as either a slip lane or slip road.

“It will alleviate congestion and improve access to SouthCoast Marketplace,” said Paul Ferland, who oversees Fall River’s sewer and water divisions in his role as the city’s community utilities administrator.

Ferland says the new ramp, or lane, will sit parallel to the shopping center’s main entrance-and-exit road and will run adjacent to the Santander Bank branch.

The new road will be functional before the arrival of Thanksgiving on Nov. 26, he said.

Ferland said northbound and southbound drivers exiting nearby Route 24 will appreciate the road addition, as will people driving in from Tiverton and down the Canning Boulevard/Route 81 hill from the Stafford Road rotary.

The new entrance road will eliminate the need for northbound traffic to swerve into the right-hand lane to enter the shopping center — which in turn should create a more orderly and safer two-lane path for drivers heading past SouthCoast Marketplace.

“I know a lot of people will be happy when this is done,” said John Perry, director of the city’s Department of Community Maintenance.

Ferland said the state’s Department of Transportation has approved plans and designs for two new, large traffic signal lights to be installed at the intersection in front of SouthCoast Marketplace.

He says synchronization of the lights will be fine-tuned to create a more orderly flow of traffic from various turn lanes.

Another road improvement soon to be undertaken will be

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Fall Parade of Homes highlights broad range of locations, styles and price points | Business News

Built on a 1.5-acre lot with panoramic views of rural Dane County, the $1.04 million home has five bedrooms, 4.5 baths and 5,200-square-feet of living space. The outside entryway is framed with 12 inch by 12 inch beams of Douglas fir, a bar in the basement is accented with two-inch-thick shelves made from cherry while beams on the living room ceiling are stained to match those on the entryway. The home offers up an elegant but clean and functional design from Bouril Design Studio, an architectural firm in Madison.



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Offices are popular among those considering a new home. Jason Kratochwill, founder of Jason Thomas Homes, has two offices in his home, which is part of the Madison Area Builders Association’s Fall Parade of Homes.




“What we’re seeing trend-wise in the market is a lot of modern takes on traditional styles,” Kratochwill said. “So, in this case, I have a prairie style home, which is a very traditional style but it’s a very modern take on it.”

The highlights include lights from Madison Lighting, a steel-faced gas fireplace in the living room and a “three-and-a-half season” room with an insulated floor and ceiling and a wood-burning fireplace that can raise the temperature in the room to the mid-60s on frigid January days. The room also includes walls of retractable windows with screens, which further allows the temperature to be controlled in warmer months based on the direction of the wind and rain.



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The kitchen in the home of builder Jason Kratochwill pairs modern influences and prairie-style design.




In the kitchen, where the island is 4 feet wide by 9 feet long, outlets are hidden underneath cabinets, there’s a spacious pantry and the home is dotted with eight transom windows that further spread the

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Rodrock offers a feast of fabulous homes for Fall Parade

During this year’s Fall Parade of Homes, Rodrock has more than 20 homes open for free tours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Among them is the award-winning Olympus II by Pyramid Homes in Red Fox Run at Sundance Ridge. This gorgeous 1.5 story is a must see, boasting an oversized walkthrough pantry, large laundry, and expansive mudroom, providing abundant spaces for busy lifestyles.

During this year’s Fall Parade of Homes, Rodrock has more than 20 homes open for free tours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Among them is the award-winning Olympus II by Pyramid Homes in Red Fox Run at Sundance Ridge. This gorgeous 1.5 story is a must see, boasting an oversized walkthrough pantry, large laundry, and expansive mudroom, providing abundant spaces for busy lifestyles.

During this year’s Fall Parade of Homes, Rodrock is offering a veritable feast of homes for tour goers to try—all of which will tempt palates with enticing new floor plans and the most tasteful design trends. More than 20 fabulous homes are showcased in an appetizing array of styles and price points.

Now through the 25th, these gorgeous abodes are open to the public for free tours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

“Red Fox Run at Sundance Ridge starts the Fall Parade off with a bang,” says community manager Bruce Stout. “Pyramid Homes’ award-winning Olympus II is a must-see, as this gorgeous 1.5 story boasts extensive trim details and a functional flow.”

The show-stopping Breckenridge by L&G Homes is another notable stop, as this reverse 1.5 story has a resort-style master suite, gourmet kitchen with expansive walk-through pantry and spacious lower level.

“Doyle Construction’s 1.5-story Avalyn has unique décor touches that combine farmhouse chic with today’s latest designer trends,” Bruce says. “And the Lancaster, by Rodrock Homes, showcases form, function, and finesse. This is not your ordinary 2 story!”

In neighboring Archers Landing, the Arista by BC Residential Homes tempts with a beautiful mix of lap siding, shake shingles, and cultured stone on the front of the home.

“Parade attendees will also love the open feel of James Engle Custom Homes’ Jameson with its 2-story Great Room and wall

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Coronavirus mortgage bailouts fall below 3 million

The number of mortgages whose payment requirements have been suspended because of the coronavirus plunged in the past week, as the first group of loans hit the end of their six-month term.

It was the largest decline since the crisis began.

Over the past week, active forbearances dropped by 649,000, or 18%, according to Black Knight, a mortgage technology and data analytics firm. That brings the total number of plans, both government and private sector, below 3 million for the first time since April. In addition, the decline was noticeably larger than the drop of 435,000 when the first wave of forbearances hit the three-month mark in early July.

As of Oct. 6, 2.97 million homeowners remain in pandemic-related forbearance plans, or 5.6% of all active mortgages, down from 6.8% the previous week. The loans represent collectively $614 billion in unpaid principal.

These plans allow borrowers to delay their monthly payments for at least 30 days and up to one year. The plans are generally administered in three-month blocks, with the option to renew at the end of each period. The payments can be made up when the loan is refinanced or the home is sold. Lenders are also doing some loan modifications, lowering interest rates, as well as allowing some borrowers to add the payments to the end of the loan. Most are not requiring any lump sum payment immediately after borrowers exit forbearance.

“As the first wave of forbearances from April hit the end of their initial six-month terms, we’ve seen the strongest decline in the number of active plans since the pandemic began,” said Andy Walden, Black Knight economist and director of market research. “Though the market continues to adjust to historic and unprecedented conditions, these are clear signs of long-term improvement.”

An additional 800,000 forbearance plans

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Coronavirus mortgage bailouts fall below 3 million in pandemic’s sharpest decline

  • The number of mortgages in active pandemic-related bailouts plunged as the first wave of forbearance plans hit the end of their six-month term.
  • Over the past week, active forbearances dropped by 649,000, or 18%, according to Black Knight, a mortgage technology and data analytics firm.
  • That brings the total number of plans below 3 million for the first time since April.
  • As of Oct. 6, 2.97 million homeowners remain in pandemic-related forbearance plans, or 5.6% of all active mortgages, down from 6.8% the previous week.



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The number of mortgages in active pandemic-related bailouts plunged in the past week as the first wave of forbearance plans hit the end of their six-month term.

It was the largest decline since the crisis began.

Over the past week, active forbearances dropped by 649,000, or 18%, according to Black Knight, a mortgage technology and data analytics firm. That brings the total number of plans, both government and private sector, below 3 million for the first time since April. In addition, the decline was noticeably larger than the drop of 435,000 when the first wave of forbearances hit the three-month mark in early July.

As of Oct. 6, 2.97 million homeowners remain in pandemic-related forbearance plans, or 5.6% of all active mortgages, down from 6.8% the previous week. The loans represent collectively $614 billion in unpaid principal.

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These plans allow borrowers to delay their monthly payments for at least 30 days and up to one year. The plans are generally administered in three-month blocks, with the option to renew

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